Obama: Something in Common
|November 9, 2008||Posted by admin under Rants & Raves|
I want to thank you for your comments. I absolutely agree with the black struggle. That was the whole point of my post. I was still shouting at the “black lesbian” author of the LA TImes article who seemed to think that gay and lesbians have no problems in life because they are “white.” I was annoyed at her for not understanding another minorities struggle and I wanted to list the similar heartaches that gay and lesbians go through, just as black people have gone through and still go through. I was angry at the 70% because through all their struggles they showed no compassion for another group with similar struggles. These struggles should have brought groups together but instead, the bible got in the way. I thought God is love. I was obviously wrong. I also just wanted to point out exactly the kind of struggle gay and lesbians go through -this is not a choice. And why is it still okay for gay name calling in the classroom and in the office?
You say it was tough growing up? Did you ever hate yourself for being different? Did you have to hide your difference from your parents and your friends because of societies hatred of gays and lesbians? Again, did your mum and dad hate you for being black? You still had your friends, right? As a teenager, where you confused and terrified about sex because you couldn’t help the way you felt inside? See. You do not understand.
You say that blacks have to constantly take the views of a white society. Don’t you think that’s also a straight society? The media is mostly straight and talks to straight men and women and their kids. How many big Hollywood stars are gay? How many big Hollywood stars are black? And lets not talk about what was, we are living in the here and now. Should I begin to tell you how hard it was for women in this world and still is? As a black man or woman, you say you live in a white world, I’m not disputing that but it is also not a gay white world. Gay and lesbians are not in mainstream society and just because some gay and lesbians are white does not mean that they fit in society. Have you ever been to a straight white party or worked in a straight white office? Did you feel different? Well guess what, gay and lesbians feel that way too. So your point doesn’t fly especially in this day and age. At one time interracial marriages were not allowed. I was hoping that this “black lesbian” writer would remember this point. Oh, and I am mixed race.
Again, my whole point of my last post was to have a go at the “black lesbian” writer who was quite frankly, racist. And after my rant and rave, I have no room in my life for anyone who is racist, sexist, and homophobic.
We should all be in this together and I guess gay and lesbians expected the blacks to at least understand, but the gay and lesbians underestimated the power of the bible. And if you notice, I do make a point of having a go at the 70% so your accusation at me for no longer having any time for the struggle is incorrect. All my anger is directed at the bible bashing 70% and the racist “black lesbian” writer in the LA Times.
Just let people live their lives: gay, straight, black, white, blue, red, and green.
We are in this world together.